21/2 – Geography Olympiad Learning Lab

Module Leader:
Dóra Bálint
2021-2022 Autumn
Immersion 1
Social Sciences

The learning lab aims to provide a systematic preparation for the three-round national competition (Hungeo) of the International Geography Olympiad (iGeo). iGeo is the world’s largest annually held Geography competition. The next competition will take place in Paris, August 2022. The first four students of the Hungeo competition will join the Hungarian national team.

Therefore, the lab follows the structure of Hungeo competition especially the written round that will be held on 4th December, 2021. It concentrates on graphical and analytical skills (describing trends and spatial patterns, reading, analyzing, and interpreting images/graphs) and evaluation (answering open-ended questions, presenting, and debating) through synoptic themes in different spatial levels.

The lab aims to connect geographical concepts and terms with the help of six large, integrated themes. These are Land and life, Change, Climate frontlines, Inequalities, Global to local and Urban challenges. The approach of the Lab is centered around learning geography through case studies that connect the human and physical parts of the subject. IB Geography topics and United Nations Millennium Development Goals are also overlapped with these topics.

In general, the lab is suitable for students who already have an interest in geographical and environmental issues besides also having ambitions to test their knowledge in a wide range of topics related to spatial processes.

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